Homelessness

Homelessness is a real problem in communities across the Commonwealth — a problem that increasingly involves not only individuals but entire families. On any given day, 16,200 Pennsylvanians are known to be homeless. During one school year, school districts around the state provide services to approximately 13,000 homeless children.  

The issues of affordable housing and homelessness are intricately connected. While circumstantial factors vary, homelessness occurs when people or households are unable to acquire and/or maintain housing they can afford. The chief cause of homelessness in the United States is the scarcity of affordable homes. 

The Housing Alliance has also organized the Homeless Providers Network, a subcommittee of service providers and advocates to develop and focus more resources on the growing issue of homelessness.

News for Homelessness

Housing Alliance’s Liz Hersh to Receive “Award of Excellence” for Advocacy Work

ACTION-Housing Inc. will be joined by more than 300 activists, legislators and supporters for the organization’s 58th Annual Meeting.
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Housing and Land Trust Targets Affordable Housing

A healthy community provides affordable housing for young families and first-time home buyers.
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NAEH Report: The State of Homelessness in America 2015

Homelessness declines nationally, but lack of affordable housing threatens progress.
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HUD Announces $150 Million in Rental Assistance Grants to Expand Housing Options for People With Disabilities

The funding was awarded to 25 State Housing Agencies to support permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services for nearly 4,600 households.
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